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So where are we on theory and to address some concern that not enough being done.
Like they say is that we -- continuing to consult our allies and partners on the appropriate response in light of last week's it's.
That is what it looks like when you have a rough return to work after vacation when Samantha Power.
United States representative.
Ambassador to the United Nations.
And this is power play and I -- -- Chris Farrell hi.
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Confronting -- -- from -- speaking.
-- ambassador power as she returns is that she wasn't there we didn't know where she why is when the Security Council is having emergency meetings but rest assured him.
Internet Samantha Power back in the building -- turtle bay and ready to do whatever it is that the United Nations is going to do.
So -- the united -- is gonna -- with the United States gonna do what are the Commonwealth of Independent States going to do the United Kingdom.
A lot of stuff.
About Syria to -- was -- this with.
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So popular support in the United States according to a Reuters poll.
Four -- Syrian intervention of any -- is 6%.
That's -- Before comparison in the our US involvement in the Libyan civil war.
Not good by historical standards.
A rock was like 75%.
To 81% for Somalia.
Generally there's a rally around the flag effect right before -- military campaign.
The people say well I'm not thrilled about it maybe but USA.
So wasn't where it needed to be -- traditionally was in Libya but it was still plurality and gaze out over the -- by ten points right.
There doesn't seem to be any likelihood that a number that's anything like 6%.
Is going to get to even a plurality before what is now seen as a fairly imminent.
US attack cancer is whats the consequence of that what happens then well I -- I think there are consequences of that and -- one.
You know to point out the obvious.
The main reason for that is we've not only in this instance had.
-- -- when making your case for intervening in Syria in a serious and sustained way -- very few people have been making that case.
But you've had it.
Many people on both sides make any case against an intervention in Syria including and and especially you.
The Obama administration and instead it has been saying now for better part of eighteen months this is not our deal we don't want to be a part of it.
Don't do this or will have to be right but we don't want to be a part of credit every messed up or -- every signal that they've set -- then.
We do not want any kind of of -- which was not at all surprising to me that the numbers that low -- mean that the previous conflicts that you mentioned.
Of course in many cases there have been it's serious.
About the wisdom of doing this with usually -- administration.
Using all of its resources to make the case on behalf of what it's about to do.
Right I think the consequences are big.
-- -- domestic issues this admit I mean the president the president wants to roll out a education spending proposal that is doomed that he probably it couldn't get enough support in the -- members of his party right.
He takes it.
Like -- three day bus tour.
And goes out we're already seeing their free releasing his speech there warming up his MLK speech for tomorrow right -- doing all this stuff.
I'm the serious stuff it's like.
Well here's John Kerry and he's upset and -- and right and it and it doesn't come out.
Even in the president's interview last week.
You know last Friday.
He basically did everything but make the case against intervening right -- once he wants -- superpowers engaged like that superpower owns it.
There are these negative consequences -- in effect talk down the right what he's about to do right which is it's it's just an odd position for the president to be some.
Says big -- the it.
Prolific but -- -- 323 says somewhere Hillary is saying to bill I got out just in time.
I'm is that big fight with country that can -- maybe -- -- back.
-- it's -- it's an interesting moment.
Russia and China oppose basically the default setting on international relations it is.
Russia and China the United States proposes.
Russia and China dispose.
The UN Security Council.
As Charles Krauthammer said whether Smith -- was in the air or floating above the UN in a drone it's not like anything was going to happen then.
At the Security Council because China -- not -- let it occur but here you have China Russia and Iran.
All warning of consequence that if the United States gets again.
In any degree that this could be whatever then the Israelis are getting anxious and everybody's getting anxious.
And we're waiting for what like it seems like the anxiety levels are going up.
Which I guess as logical as you approach the US entry into a conflict but it seems like these are going up and they're not resolutions on the horizon.
You know the -- resolution on the horizon is that it's I think virtually inevitable that the United States going to conduct some kind of a military operation.
The leaks coming out of the administration today are basically making two point one.
The administration the US military will not be targeting any regime elements.
And two we are hoping as an objective our intervention.
To Alter the course of the war on the ground.
Those are two pretty big objectives that the administration -- were taken off the table right from the start.
In I think this is an some of something cynical take but I think it suggests just -- our intervention is much more about.
This president and face saving if he will -- Trying to maintain credibility -- I would argue restore -- that we've lost by not doing anything after all of these.
Blustery threats then it is about actually changing what's happening on the ground in this year in Syria or.
Intervening on behalf of the Syrian people with -- million plus rep -- keys and -- 120000.
We're supposed draft -- we have such excellence to get to but I do want that would do wants us this one thing.
The president is disinclined.
To stake his political capital.
On risky things he is a risk averse when it comes to his own chips.
He is generally risk averse.
On foreign policy he's made a risk of direct.
On on domestic stuff again but hey Y five for schools yeah all right they don't -- health care.
That was -- huge waste any overruled people in his administration and saying -- -- ball as an incensed and it's been vary yes limited on foreign policy but we had to surges in Afghanistan.
He gave one speech about it essentially that was sort of high minded -- like we have to do this nobody likes this.
I didn't want to do its military made me go and you -- over the cadets it was December of 2000 and the cadets were like.
Really -- -- really we have to -- oh my gosh so there's the question is I hear conservatives say.
The president needs to go out and -- this if it's gonna happen and he needs to do this -- he has but has not about the NSA and other things.
But that's gonna happen.
He's gonna have to make a speech the -- just look and -- -- -- make if you go back very briefly.
And look at the speech that he gave on March 28 2011 as he talked about.
The action that he already ordered.
In -- justified it on largely humanitarian moral grounds at the time the death toll it was a thousand there now we're looking at 120000.
Detonators made basically a more human and set at that time.
Look to what we do here because it will tell you how I'm going to use force or not use force throughout the rest of my administration.
And he's basically -- acted.
The opposite way ever since -- so this will be a very difficult.
Speech for him to give us that.
It won't be difficult for you to do that's different.
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Physicians spring forth from the lips of one Jay Carney white house Press Secretary.
Declaring that the White House would never the president would never negotiate again.
Again on the federal debt limit.
This is power -- now that matters why that matters because.
Jacob -- Jack to his friends this Treasury Secretary sent the letter we've all been waiting for the Washington and he's doing it pretty much on the schedule that we expected.
Which was the letter to congress that says.
Dear congress you have to raise the debt ceiling he says but and I love how Lucy -- either keeping it still for negotiating purposes.
Mid October it'll be mid October now the United States federal -- has not gone up for a hundred days because.
Some creative and capped a creative accounting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- -- -- money into the treasury we've -- some stuff around.
We're not in the cable bill what ever but the time has come.
In this thing now has to happen.
So you will be treated to months six weeks of -- Jambo here in Washington.
Equal parts probably before and -- will be.
Steve Hayes still listening to right from a senior writer from is there another senior writer at the way things are there are several says there are there junior writers.
There -- junior there they're exasperated.
As their more senior writers and I -- Quite quite some -- mom played it -- let's.
And Garland Nixon.
He is it not a senior anything it is -- who is a radio show host he's retired law enforcement officer is a man of the left and he is just back.
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So the debt ceiling.
Jack -- did a big.
The thing he did that caused relief in Washington yesterday was by announcing this after the first of October.
You create the opportunity where.
Jay Carney says we're not -- negotiate on the debt ceiling but now it makes a part of a larger deal.
That it needs to war -- desire to take place between now and the end of the federal fiscal year.
-- on what we -- continuing resolution that will expire or.
On at the end of September that funds the government in the absence now since 2007.
That that when that expires the debt ceiling which got on -- old.
From budgets in that same period of time so what -- is doing is basically putting them back.
In the same box and offering to Republicans.
So let's borrow and spend concurrently let's get back to borrowing and spending from currently conservative Republican -- like Ted Cruz and others say.
Keep the debt ceiling out of this mess let's negotiate the debt ceiling separately and don't let Boehner at ball.
Points -- -- -- in choose some deal what's gonna happen.
Boehner and those will always want to present -- -- -- Nvidia could get hit it they're going to be -- together.
-- I -- Boehner and company.
-- -- like these cool or is why I always do I just it's funny when you say it right it's like expected within I think he's that it and get it in there SE CU and see what Barnes and crystal say about that one.
I think leadership -- -- And believes that there's more leverage on the debt ceiling that there's -- continuing resolution John Boehner explain this -- -- call that house Republicans to the conference.
On Thursday evening he said basically we are gonna do a short term CR.
The implication was that it would be a clean continuing resolution that would attach much to it I think that's still being debated there's some discussion that Republicans could attach.
That could require the administration to act in a certain way -- -- said.
But that of the bigger fight is going to be a fight over the -- -- despite what Jay Carney the president of the United States that the -- And Boehner thinks the Republicans have more leverage.
To push for things like tax reform entitlement reform and delayed -- -- and Keystone Pipeline.
In those debt ceiling negotiations those -- -- that he mentioned on the call Thursday night you -- every Democrat Carl and I talked to has told me in the last three weeks is that the president.
Want to make any or any scintilla he molecule of the health law part of any negotiation about anything in the White House.
It is if they're bluffing it's a very convincing bluff that there absolutely.
That didn't obamacare is not allowed comments.
They wouldn't change one do -- one direct object to an indirect object anywhere in those 2000 pages.
Because they're afraid of setting a precedent.
They could do something like delaying the individual mandate without doing serious damage to the law -- -- problems.
I don't think there's a touching and I think -- that the left is pretty solid on and and -- the the word that you get in the Sony and it democratic circles that there's no reason president and the feeling on the left does this -- -- didn't.
I know the less than five and -- still left is that once obamacare becomes instituted.
And lots of people start getting cards in the mail that says they can go to the doctor and they couldn't go to -- doctor before.
That there will be considerably more support for Obama care and that the strong hand to play is.
Two and give us a little tired -- Virginia after January 1 you know Americans are -- think it's a monopoly and they don't want to get delayed that deal him for obamacare is going to get stronger and stronger.
Now's the time the play that now's the time not to walk away.
Just before victory right and and the assumption.
Among Republicans though so the idea about.
Has turned into an interest staying there sort of like this.
Jim -- also -- say things Steve going he's traveled the country demanding it's it's been a weird moment because they basically there's -- -- knowledge meant that says.
Yeah it's true Obama won't -- -- his own law and neither will the democratic senate but.
We need -- we -- they want all Republicans to say that they're willing to do it wrecked and then not do.
What is that.
Well I know I'm more sympathetic to that to that argument than.
A lot of people including my colleague Charles study group called in -- on the crazy I mean I think there was a moment when the we didn't win the president says.
-- can look.
-- he would do this employer mandate right there issues verification this is the White House and -- that despite what the president might say in his weekly radio addresses by.
That's -- criticism from Republicans the driving this this is what he's hearing from bureaucrats at treasury HHS and the IRS we're looking up and saying.
This is you -- is right workable and you can't make this work right now so the White House getting this internally they're also it is external in the president basically said.
Okay we'll suspending -- -- and there was a moment there.
Where every single Republican in congress had said.
The president can't implement this we are funding and make that their party why argument.
That moment -- -- that the only fast you know have as many people or more taking shots at that strategy.
Then you do.
Trying what do you do execute what what -- to life debate team Boehner says look.
We're not gonna get be fun but we can.
Make some pressure points on baby let's see if -- team is actually going to push delay I I personally think it would be a huge mistake if Republicans didn't push delay.
And didn't include obamacare in these discussions this fall.
On some level if for no other reason than to make Democrats reinvest.
In this law that I think despite what what -- saying.
It has problems I think we're gonna see these problems reported for the next 61218.
Months and if Democrats are forced to re -- Right before we see that that's going to be a political.
The Republicans talking this much about delay.
Aren't Smart or Smart yeah data and then slow moving in the same sentence Tom DeLay on boondoggle -- -- -- we've got -- all -- -- -- bad Internet excellence it just happened to you and for you Internet thanks to -- Nixon thanks to -- -- you guys are.
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Because we come back we will talk about the race in Virginia.
This conclusion -- tries to demonstrate that he's got some national Republican clout.
Which national Republicans are ready come in and cloud -- not talk about that when we come back.
Is Marco Rubio you know who he is he's a senator from Florida -- yes he's Republican he's famous and stuff.
Will he be campaigning for inclusion LA.
Of the nominee in Virginia.
It's good question in this conflict and we will see -- fashioned into that please welcome Jason material he is the host of the gays in mid air show what's that.
Our concern is -- WABC -- -- our rule where it appears it and that I win.
On -- weekends what why.
Who is it's excellent because it's WABC -- no but I mean why do they have because it's actually I didn't enjoy it they usually show courts -- -- If you're here I mean for your earlier era could be seen on radio people be all over this -- happier times vessel as well -- -- I was able to -- won it since I'm leaving for a few days after this that's just whatever I'm only I can say I can say this is the man.
Who taught Richardson -- -- -- jazz -- -- anything you can always you can do that I can say yeah I'm you know I'm part of Guerrero family as well might use them as he -- -- and we don't LAQ okay so here's the question.
-- -- -- -- As the it.
The Republican brand has -- -- -- -- Virginia in the sense that Bob McDonald formerly popular governor of Virginia is now -- popular as he took -- relax and stuff from a guy.
And it doesn't look good -- got into jail he's trying to show his national clout establishment Republican backing.
Said but not said the date not announced.
To come in to help -- for.
-- in LA.
Get back on the good foot will national Republicans prominence -- -- Yes yes of course because the alternative here -- Terry McAuliffe so naturally they will embrace and which you know.
And they'll while Marco Rubio.
Has locked arms with Chuck Schumer and -- clearly hurt him with the piece on immigration he is still a big star.
He will obvious financial -- for -- originality and inclusion -- does need -- because he is trampling.
Terry McAuliffe in fundraising and -- voters voters don't really start to pay attention everyone by the way is trailing chairman Bob fundraising for the day jail got my Israelis that Terry McAuliffe statement.
A lot of the easily hit any and voters are gonna start to pay attention to about the election after -- explaining.
Traditionally needed they didn't really say -- -- over the past our pay attention to the issues that the -- And we remember that in Virginia and this is true the quinnipiac poll that showed -- showing trailing.
As I described it to somebody was accurate but not predictive because in an off off year election.
The problem the electorate is from even more Republican that in mid terms is -- going to be in Virginia most likely not anything but.
I would say it's probably effectively at a time now if you could really -- right likely voter screen.
The question though is can -- and only made his name in Virginia is a social conservatives and the national Republican Party isn't really dig in that these days.
Does that make things -- Now because they're Republicans don't have an alternative which you know is they're nominee they're gonna have to support him and it only hurts -- functionality in in Northern Virginia.
Who granted -- -- very heavily populated but that's where social conservatism.
Could be at odds but if you I think it's gonna come down to -- who you gonna trust more.
And you -- Elliott Terry -- thinks -- terrible call.
Has an uphill battle in that regard because yes he's a carpetbagger yes he's been.
In the -- he's been in politics his entire life and then you have the green -- automotive scandal yes which is being crow flies for higher -- as saying he had been this far higher -- having created jobs and in Virginia Mississippi in China -- -- He's that that was the fast talking point -- in the final eight seconds of anything ever.
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